New Monday Morning Briefing with the GR Team
It was great to see and talk with so many of you at the Leadership Conference last week. We always learn so much from our conversations and hope you enjoyed the roundtables, workshops and speakers.
Grace Keliher provided a legislative update Thursday morning. Many of you requested an electronic copy of her presentation so you can find it here.
The four education committees met for mostly committee rule review and introductions of both members and education stakeholders.
Monday the Senate E-12 Finance committee met for an overview and discussion of some major components of growth in E-12 Finance.
The House Education Finance meeting provided an overview of Minnesota Education Finance System by House Research Staff and House Fiscal staff.
Remember this year, the Senate has two education committees, the Senate E-12 Education Policy and Senate E-12 Finance committee. The E-12 Finance committee heard from Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence on Wednesday on Implications of Cost Trends for State Education Aid.
The House Education Innovation Policy committee will receive an update on the
Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensing Report
. House Education Finance will receive an overview of early childhood education issues and a MDE presentation on implementation of voluntary pre-K pilot program.
If you are interested in watching either of these, please click on the House TV/Video link to the left for the scheduled meeting.
In national education news, Secretary of Education nominee,
Betsy DeVos will begin confirmation hearings in the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday, January 17 at 5 pm.
This hearing was originally scheduled for January 11 but was delayed a week. Click the link to watch the live feed.